Jasper (Texas)

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Jasper is a city in Texas.


Jasper gained a measure of notoriety when an African-American man was dragged to his death behind a pick-up truck in a gruesome lynching in 1998. Much of the town subsequently unified to express revulsion for the crime and opposition to the racial hatred that motivated it.

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  • Beaty-Orton House 200 S. Main, (near Sandy Creek Park) +1 409-383-6138. Historic two-story home. M-F 8AM-5PM. Donation requested.
  • Sam Rayburn Powerhouse (just off Recreation Road 255). +1 409-384-5716. This sixteen story hydroelectric power plant has won awards for design.


  • Sam Rayburn Reservoir Fishing, boating.
  • Sandy Creek Park and Trail (between S, Main and Marvin Hancock Dr.) Open dawn to dusk. One mile loop walking/running trail, playground and covered picnic areas.


  • Crafts & Things, +1 409 384-6383. Locally made craft items.
  • Junktique, +1 409 384-4166. Antiques.
  • Milam Street Gallery, +1 409 384-4465. Antiques and collectibles.


  • Hamburger Depot283 S Wheeler St +1 409 384-5824. Local favorite for hamburgers and all the fixin's.
  • Texas Star Café205 N Wheeler St +1 409 837-4444. Cheap but tasty downhome cooking.



  • Holiday Inn Express239 East Gibson +1 409 384-9021. Clean rooms with interior access, mini-fridge, microwave, and free internet access.
  • Ramada Inn239 East Gibson +1 409 384-9021. Clean rooms. Laundry service and restaurant/bar on the premises. Pets OK.
  • Super 82100 North Wheeler +1 409 384-8600. Clean and relatively new. Squeamish drivers may want to pass on this one, as its parking lot exits at a rather dangerous busy intersection.
  • Swann Hotel Bed and Breakfast250 N Main St +1 409 489 9010. Restored wooden Victorian inn built in 1901.

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Routes through Jasper
Tenaha ← San Augustine ←  N US 96.svg S  → Slisbee → Beaumont
Huntsville ← Livingston ←  W US 190.svg E  → DeRidder → Opelousas

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